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    Just got myself a Bros 650

    After a 20 year break from biking I have just bought myself a Bros 650 today. I have just had the pleasure of riding her the 50 mile trip back home from work down the back roads. The only down side is I have to get the train back in tomorrow to pick my car up.

    After my gigantic break away from two wheels I'll taking it really easy until I get used to her but I can't believe how small and nimble it is. Oh yeah, and I just love the roar of that V twin.

    Apart from the forks she is pretty much stock Bros but I'll post some pics at the weekend when I take her out to a more scenic setting than the alleyway down the side of my house
    '88 Bros NT650J
    Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
    Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
    Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

    #2
    yea, they're fun bikes.. and notice how narrow she is... fits thru that gate easily.

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      #3
      Congrats on getting the Bros, and enjoy those back roads, and roundabouts! I could get a knee down if my fellow americans would figure out how to not stop in the middle of them or try to go the wrong way!!

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        #4
        Some pics of my bros:



        '88 Bros NT650J
        Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
        Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
        Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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          #5
          nice looking BROS, what kind of shock is on there, do you know?

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            #6
            Originally Posted by Keiran
            nice looking BROS, what kind of shock is on there, do you know?
            I've been sifting through all the paperwork and there's mention of work on the shock but no details of what it is. I'll ask my colleague at work who I bought it from.
            '88 Bros NT650J
            Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
            Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
            Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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              #7
              How many KM had the bike and how much did you pay if I may ask ....

              Always nice to see new BROS members here . I think in time we might just be as many as the HAwkers .

              Nice bike by the way .....



              (ex)spambot exterminator .
              BROS 400 owners : http://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/sho...+400+countdown

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                #8
                Originally Posted by NT400
                How many KM had the bike and how much did you pay if I may ask ....
                Sure, no problem. It is a 1988 and has 57000 Km (quite high) on the clock and I paid 800 (1176). The bike was bought from a guy at work who I know has looked after it very well. He gave me the paperwork of its full service history from the last 8 years inc every receipt for every part bought for it. It was also off the road in storage for 2 of those 8 years.
                '88 Bros NT650J
                Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
                Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
                Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by Swipe
                  Originally Posted by NT400
                  How many KM had the bike and how much did you pay if I may ask ....
                  It is a 1988 and has 57000 Km (quite high) on the clock and I paid 800 (1176).
                  Quite High ??? I bought my 400 for 1300 last year . At 71000 km . Perhaps I should pay England a visit soon . I really like your wind shield and I have been recently looking to get me one . Do you by any chance know the manufacturer ...

                  Thanks .
                  (ex)spambot exterminator .
                  BROS 400 owners : http://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/sho...+400+countdown

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by NT400
                    I really like your wind shield and I have been recently looking to get me one . Do you by any chance know the manufacturer ...
                    Just browsing through the paperwork and happened to come across some advert for the windshield. It was purchased from http://www.pyramid-plastics.co.uk/ but I can't find the exact model. However is is very similar to the "raptor"

                    http://www.pyramid-plastics.co.uk/ca...raptor&x=0&y=0
                    '88 Bros NT650J
                    Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
                    Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
                    Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by Keiran
                      nice looking BROS, what kind of shock is on there, do you know?
                      It is from a CBR900RR.
                      '88 Bros NT650J
                      Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
                      Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
                      Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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